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HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

” HID Global will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of identity solutions, which can help raise inclusion for the 500 million people currently without any form of official identification in sub-Saharan Africa.” HID Global is heading to ID4Africa in its effort to reduce the high number of undocumented individuals on the continent. The goal is…

Neurotechnology Launches New Directional Speaker that Targets a Single Listener

Neurotechnology Launches New Directional Speaker that Targets a Single Listener

“…facial recognition cameras placed in a store could identify shoppers based on age, gender, or even mood, allowing Focusonic to play a message tailored to that audience that would only be heard by the intended listener.” Neurotechnology is launching a new parametric array speaker that does for sound what a laser beam typically does for…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

Guam Attains DHS Real ID Compliance with Help From Valid

Guam Attains DHS Real ID Compliance with Help From Valid

Thanks to Valid, the Government of Guam has officially met the US Department of Homeland Security’s standards for Real ID Compliance. Guam’s Department of Revenue and Taxation consulted with the security giant throughout the certification process, which gives the territory of Guam the ability to issue driver’s licenses and ID cards that will be recognized…

Yoti is Planning Major Enhancements to its App

Yoti is Planning Major Enhancements to its App

“The partnerships point to a substantially higher profile for Yoti, whose authentication technology revolves around selfie-based facial recognition and document reading through a standard smartphone camera.” A year after its official launch, Yoti is offering a preview of what’s next, promising a major new partnership and enhancements to its mobile app. In a blog post,…

Major East African Telecom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

Major East African Telecom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

A major East African telecom is preparing to implement biometric registration for customers who want to swap SIM cards into new devices. Announcing the plans to media, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore explained that the idea is to curb fraud. One such criminal incident recently led to the arrest of 22 individuals, including Safaricom staffers, according…

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

“It’s an important component of Acuant’s AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition to verify that a piece of ID does indeed pertain to an end user.” Acuant has further extended its IP portfolio with the awarding of a new patent for its identity document processing technology. Entitled “System and methods for remote…

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Swiss Startup Pitches Biometric Solution as ID Replacement

Switzerland-based startup Zenum has launched a pilot of a new biometric identification solution envisioned as an ID replacement. The pilot is aimed at trialing Proof of Body, a biometric terminal based on vein and fingerprint scanning. Zenum says that in addition to detecting biometric identifiers, the system also allows users to tie a gesture pattern…

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

Yoti Integrates Official Proof of Age Into ID App

“Yoti’s platform allows end users to confirm their identities with a video selfie, leveraging biometrics for identity verification and eliminating the need to share an entire identity document.” Yoti has found an important new ally in the promotion of its mobile ID system: CitizenCard is a UK not-for-profit organization that offers Home Office-sanctioned ID cards,…

New Law and Biometric ID Cards Help Refugees Rebuild in Ecuador

New Law and Biometric ID Cards Help Refugees Rebuild in Ecuador

Biometric ID cards and new legislation are now helping refugees in Ecuador to rebuild their lives. The legislation has provided the catalyst: Essentially, it grants residents of Ecuador in possession of refugee cards the same rights as the country’s national ID cards. That means refugees who present their IDs when applying for a job or…

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency is looking at up to seven mechanisms for identity verification of soldiers in the field, including gait recognition, according to FedScoop. The news comes from a luncheon arranged by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to celebrate the retirement of DISA head Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who…

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

“Eighty percent of respondents expressed interest in the idea of a mobile driver license smartphone app, and 70 percent said they were interested in being able to renew their licenses using a smartphone.” OT-Morpho is making its pitch for mobile driver licenses with the backing of new survey findings suggesting that a majority of US…

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

“The License2Go system is designed to leverage the user’s smartphone camera for facial recognition, allowing for online verification applications.” A new smartphone app is designed to digitize identification documents like driver licenses. Called License2Go, the app is designed by OT-Morpho. It works in conjunction with another app designed for ID verification, allowing authorities to wirelessly check…

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar users can now sign on for live facial recognition through their smartphones using the company’s eponymous app. The feature, called Halos, was first announced toward the end of 2016, when Blippar enabled a facial recognition feature on its AR app that was restricted to public figures, who users could identify with their smartphone cameras.…

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

A new app that describes what an iPhone’s camera can see could prove useful to blind and visually impaired users. Called Seeing AI, the app uses computer vision to provide descriptive aid to users. It can read documents and scan barcodes, beeping at an increasing rate to let users know when their camera is getting…

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

“From mid-August, all vendors and contractors operating on the base will need to use the new cards, which will be issued for free to approved applicants.” Joint Region Marianas, the US military authority that runs the Guam Navy and Air Force base, is moving toward a new biometric access control system, reports Pacific Daily News.…

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi has announced a new video surveillance system designed to be able to track individuals based not only on their faces, but what they’re wearing, their age, their sex, and various other factors. The company says the system is able to identify more than a hundred such characteristics, and once it has targeted a particular…

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

An augmented reality startup called Blippar is aiming to let users identify other people just by pointing their phones at them. Before its latest update, the company’s eponymous app could already identify a number of objects, providing information about them when users’ aimed their smartphone cameras at them – for example, by identifying a famous…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

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